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  • Description

    Painting, one from a set of five handscrolls. Model sketches for Kano-school paintings on various subjects. Ink on paper. Signed. The group of handscrolls comprises museum registration numbers 1881,1210,0.1437-1441.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 19thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Kano Tanshinsai Morimichi
  • Curator's comments

    'No 1439 is by Tan-yen. Sketches done as examples for pupils.' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)

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  • Acquisition notes

    The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).

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  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.1055 (Japanese Painting Number)


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